Professor Shocked: “The core completely liquified — There’s nothing left — There’s no hook — There’s no remaining collapsed core” (VIDEO)

Published: May 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm ET


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Michio Kaku: “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives By the Year 2100”
Feb. 23, 2012
Audio Credit: KPFA’s Flashpoints, May 9, 2012 broadcast

Wikipedia: Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York, a co-founder of string field theory […] Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972.

At 27:20 – 28:00 in

The latest from Fukushima is, and I was shocked when I saw this…

We know there’s been partial meltdowns before, TMI, Chernobyl. The core collapses but still some of it is intact, it’s a partial meltdown.

The latest result from Fukushima is the nuclear power plant suffered at 100% liquification.

The core completely liquified. There’s nothing left. There’s no hook.

There’s no remaining collapsed core, the core completely liquified.

Listen to the broadcast here

Published: May 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm ET


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91 comments to Professor Shocked: “The core completely liquified — There’s nothing left — There’s no hook — There’s no remaining collapsed core” (VIDEO)

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    Well, now we have arrived at the nexus I have been waiting for.
    Only I didn't have to wait 10 years for it to appear on the back page of some newspaper.

    Now the cat is really out of the bag (genie out of the bottle, for sure) on just exactly what really…actually… happened.

    And it is the truly worst case scenario.

    Yet this is now well over a YEAR LATE in getting out.

    Which to me means that it is safe to extrapolate that we are in for some more than disturbing information/confessions in the near term future on what else they decided to no talk about when it would have been relevant to do so.

    How many birth defects will it take for Ken and Barbie to have the actuality of the Fuku nightmare be considered reality?

    • GeoHarvey

      Sorry Fire Guy, I don't think this is the worst case scenario. At least not yet.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It's three fully melted cores, G-d knows what else is going on at Daiichi and the 14 other plants and pools they already admit are in various stages of destruction.

        6,000+ nuclear bombs worth of radiation released so far.

        You're right, GeoHarvey, this isn't anywhere near worst case scenario. Give it a year or two. They can't fix anything, and it's all going to get a lot worse at all the other plants and SFPs.

        Earthquakes, radiation, salt damage, lack of water, storms – just a matter of time. Which is getting shorter.

        • americancommntr

          14 reactors and a number of spf's damaged or destroyed….

          15 reactors and a number of spf's are in the New Madrid zone

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Well, this doesn't sound very encouraging. I doubt the wall they plan on building and the cement the are laying on the ocean floor will do all that much at containing radioactive contamination of the Pacific. It seems to me the wall and especialy the cement they are laying will be very susceptable to cracking what with almost daily quakes in the area.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Anyone know right off hand any estimates at how deep the cores are right now?

    • Bobby1

      There was speculation at a Japanese site that core #2 is a half-mile deep. Nobody really knows, of course.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      That and how many criticality's have occurred and the timing of the most recent.

    • Depends on conditions. Nobody's ever considered corium flows with full-core tonnage, how it might behave. If it goes straight down into the bedrock, it probably wouldn't get very deep before the incorporated non-radioactive matter (bedrock) would slow it way down or stop it altogether – internal heat gets to the point that it can't keep the mass molten because there's too much regular mass in it.

      But water they've been pouring into the blow-holes is making its way to the cliff, and out into the sea at the lagoon and intake areas. This means there are fissures in the ground and rock layers with a path to the cliff. The coriums would tend to follow the water via this path of least resistance if it can. And by not melting straight down through bedrock, it would remain hotter and much more viscous longer. But it might also split into several different flows of smaller mass following different fissures.

      Straight down it should be deep enough and cool enough by now to pour concrete instead of water down the holes. The rock is very good shielding, actually. If it's heading for the cliff (in several flows), it'll put on quite a show when it gets there. I think that's what the boron/zeolite concrete is for – it's a core-catcher. So I also think that's where the corium (or a good deal of it) is headed.


        Good analysis JoyB. I was also thinking that this may be due to the porous volcanic conditions of the island. We really don't know what kind of foundation/strata these fools built these facilities upon. We're likely to discover any day that no seismological tests were ever performed, being choosing these sites…

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          The videos showing steam/fog coming up out of the ground (posted in the past two weeks) would tend to make one think there are lots of fissures in the ground.

          I'm not one to get too excited when I see videos from the webcams, but the one showing all the steam coming up out of the ground was very disturbing.

      • Chelsea_

        If this were, say, Finland, I'd love to think it'd be going straight down into bedrock… but it's not… and I don't feel too well about it.

      • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

        JoyB: "pour concrete instead of water down the hole." 🙂
        Now may be the time to pressure Japan to encase Fuku 1,2,3,&4 in concrete.

        • That would be the thing to do (and should have been done last June or July) if it were not for those pesky spent fuel pools. To encase the facilities they'd have to implode the buildings. Imploding the containments would put a lot of concrete atop the holes, but when a fuel pool falls they'd have less than a handful of hours before the fuel rods burn/melt. In the open. I don't think they'd have time to smother it before the Big Releases go off. They'd need to go ahead and cut the country in half (evacuate the north, including Tokyo, until the job is done for all units and good surveys are conducted – years).

          In the end, they will have to do something like this. Hopefully with help from the rest of the nuclear nations. They can't just keep on ignoring it or playing at baby-sitting. Or maybe they'll just let 'er rip. If the #4 pool falls or the corium exits the cliff or the hydrogen from corium-water interactions builds sufficiently up the melt-holes, the facility will have to be abandoned. And all bets are off.

  • GeoHarvey

    Kurosawa could have made this into a masterpiece. But it would have been even more disturbing than his movie, Ran. I could not have imagined a plot like this.
    Perhaps such worthies as Prime Minister Noda might consider the fact that at some point in the future, a literary genius will paint their portraits in words or on the screen. They can be heros and save their people. Or they can be villains, desperately trying to save someone's illusory power base. Then teachers can ask students to compare Noda and MacBeth or Leer.


      @GeoHarvey: though somewhat in-congruent, I have to agree that this all has ghostly hints of this tragic masterpiece. (I need regular infusions (every five years or so) of this film; which coincidentally was seen just two weeks ago by me.) Though most will doubtless have a difficult time with this epic film, it is a must see for all who desire insights into the Japanese culture and mindset. Thanks for bringing it to our attention…

    • andrenalin andrenalin

      Kurosawa´s "Dreams" from 1990 is a collection of eight tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. One of the tales, "Mount Fuji in Red", deals with nuclear meltdown.

    • @GeoHarvey
      May 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm Mount Fiji in red was shown I think long ago here on enenews. Now my point about your comment. I feel this is kind of history that the world's nukes are awaiting. The futility of the whole thing of nuclear is brought out by the following discussion of the n genie with the emperor:
      Could you tell me, oh prince of all witchcraft, the difference between dummy fuel and real fuel? The sorcerer answered: A fuel is real when a nuclear power programme consumes five times the energy that it is postulated to deliver during its entire life time.
      Then I would like the dummy to remain inside the reactor! It saves so much of energy, like life threatening consumption of 325000 MW energy capacity by avoiding the nuke power programme of 65000 MW energy capacity!
      But the sorcerer answered: Never ask such questions, I will lose my job as a sorcerer.
      So the clowns do some self congratulation on the achievement of the genie in forcing such power programmes on the people and making them forever paupers and become perfect examples of khudkushi(suicide).
      The genie exclaimed: Meri jeeth, meri jeeth!(My victory! My victory!)
      Ref:Energy Audit of the Indian Nuclear Programme at

      • What-About-The-Kids

        Thanks, Ramaswami. Your little tale tells it all:

        The Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.

        Thanks for sharing the link. I stand with you in the hope that the leaders of all the nations of the world, including India, will "see the light" and END their foolish folly and the world's further decent into the madness we now know is nuclear power.

        • @What-About-The-Kids
          May 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm
          Thanks for the appreciative thought. If only our PM could be won over from his misguided resolve:
          Re: India must have option of nuclear power: PM
          New Delhi, May 16, 2012, (IANS)
          Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his government was committed to ensuring foolproof security of nuclear power plants but it would be harmful for the country to pass an ordinance against nuclear power.

          Pl see my comments in the link which was originally placed in enenews today.

  • many moons

    He may have lots of diplomas but he didn't see this coming.

  • What does he mean by hook?

    • Chelsea_

      The rods hold in a containment rack. There are individual handles on each rod, but there is SUPPOSED to be a hook that a machine attaches to to raise, lower, or completely pull out all of the rods because obviously we cannot just pull them out by hand. I believe he is referring to that moving hook, which has apparently completely melted with everything else.

  • Chelsea_

    So, only one person made a correct decision in all of this, and he was going against orders? This does not bode well with me…

  • TraderGreg

    I am trying to figure out what's next. If it is liquified then they can wash it under pressure to the surface and capture it – can't they? I can think of it as a liquid mercury blob jumping from wall to wall.

    If it is drilling hard deep into the earth then eventually will be so deep that most of the water will be above it and the radiation will slowly disappear with it.
    If it is liquid then the entire corium should be in one piece – correct? The liquid will always find and collect in the lowest point on the surface.

    What else can go wrong with this liquid corium? Can it reach Pacific? Can it cool down once in cold ocean waters? If it reaches Pacific then this radioactivity will be on West Coast within a year. California surfers will be glowing in the night – so cool. And the glowing halibut or salmon – yum!

    What MK says is a turn for worse and we expected it here. I wonder what's next…

    • labmonkeywithagun labmonkeywithagun

      They are mining uranium now by injecting solutions to dissolve it out of ore and pumping up that rich solution.
      Drop it out by precipitation (salting out). Actually, a slightly acidic solution of iodine (Lugol's iodine)will dissolve gold then platinium then silver then uranium. Don't have much of the first three, what is it gonna' do? Take out uranium, then all you gots to do is change ph, MAGIC!!!! uranium falls to the bottom, pour off the top, add acid, go get some more.Not everybody knows this, BUT NOBODY?????

      • Chelsea_

        I'm sure there are many who know this, but they are simply "following orders". If TEPCO and the government do not want the fact that there was a full-meltdown being up in the MSM, then this won't be on the orders list because it will tell the world how much they have been lying over the last year+.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Do you think they are trying this to the corium? These people are so crazy. They have completely ruined the GOM with Corexit and even worse. We can't live without the plankton as a source of oxygen. I read that the elite believe that they and only they will be reincarnated, so they don't have to be moral in their present life. I think that they precious "bloodline" has intermarried too many generations and is suffering genetic defects of the brain.

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    What I would like to know is how they were able to discern this?

    Maybe the searing white light visible in the Industrial Endoscope was their first clue?
    Are they picking it up with ground penetrating radar?

    • richard richard

      @RT .. I'm with you on this question.

      This is such a massive critical issue – utter meltdown. And it probably means the party is trully over – if it is the case.

      So something more concrete, pardon the pun, some kind of explanation/photo/chemical theory, i don't know what, but something needs to be presented as the key to the puzzle.

      I'm no trying to discount the report or the messenger or the professor, but it's such a crucial matter, 'where's the beef?'

      More than words basically.

      • Jebus Jebus

        The phrase, "We now know", probably has more depth to it than it shows…

        • richard richard

          @jeb .. i don't see the word 'now' in the quote 🙂

          but essentially, this article says that china syndrome is confirmed to be on. that's a major fall.. and for the last 14 months one I've been hoping we don't reach.

          in fact, for the last 14 months we've been told we've been scare mongering, but this actually scares me now.

          no hook, no retrieval, and liquification. the is no livable solution to that equation. not in my lifetime.

          the corner is fast approaching to give up the day job. this news has disturbed me. but i need some stronger confirmation. i suppose that's why 'authorities' hold out on true information.

          The Homeland Security Doctrine – don't reveal bad news, it upsets the economy.

          • Jebus Jebus

            Aw, they just don't want to startle the herd.

            I wouldn't give up yer day job just yet, there wont be any place to go if you see, tilt, fall, burn, on the Fukushima cams…

            And there is certainly no where to run, after the initial event, one year ago…We are all eatin' that one!

            So, Live life like your childrens lives depend on it and fight this madness.

          • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

            richard: Everybody must demand that TEPCO release the position of coriums now.

          • All three units were full-core meltdown within 16 hours of the last water pump (diesel or battery) going out. Unit 1 probably lost its feed in the earthquake from pipe breaks, went all the way down first. Unit 2 was getting more, so was about 20 hours behind. They were extremely worried about unit 3 due to the MOX, so it got the bulk of attention and lasted a day longer.

            The fire hoses were only trying to get water on the fuel pools (following the blow-outs). Seawater to the reactors took some engineering. And unit 1 had to get a line run to its reactor feed, around the break. Three full-core corium flows in the drywells by the time the blow-outs happened. Unit 2's flow apparently went to the wetwell, and from there melted through to the torus. Still a full-core melt.

            This was known in the first week of the accident by all nukes/regulators paying attention. So no, it's not 'new' news. But these facts get released and forgotten, then released again and again over months, eventually somebody notices. TEPCO admitted full-core meltdowns and melt-throughs last year. Several times. Kaku just now noticed (or re-motivated to speak out), that's all.

  • SteveMT

    Parts of the core went down, but other parts obviously went up. Have the properties of liquid corium ever been studied? What percentage is vaporized for instance? The question is WHEN did this happen? Within hours after the tsunami is the probable answer. These cores have a year head-start on their ever being found, no thanks to TEPCO. Just follow the radiation trail of fission by-products, and they will be found. Then what?

  • jackassrig

    "I'm shocked, shocked to find gambling going on in this establishment!"

  • Cisco Cisco

    Nuclear Power Electricity Generation…

    Who of sound body and mind would ever design a mechanical product that uses a dangerous fuel that after the fuel is used, it is so dangerous that a passing exposure nearly guarantees its recipient a future cancer and corrupted DNA/genes that will be passed on to the next generation and every generation thereafter?

    Who would design a machine that if the fuel catches fire, it takes hundreds of billions of dollars and 30 years to clean up the mess?

    Who would ever design a product that uses a fuel, that if it is not continuously cooled for thousands of years, can catch fire, explode, and release deadly toxic gases that can wipe out millions of people for thousands of miles…in days, weeks and months?

    Who would design a machine that produces the most toxic waste without knowing how to safely dispose of it?

    Who would design a machine that when it fails and melts down, the builders don’t know how to contain it, or know/have a method or process to remediate it.

    Who would design a machine whose fuel is so dangerous and toxic, that if it spills/combusts, no man and no machine can get near it.

    WTFing Insanity!

    • GE – We kill good things in life!

      • americancommntr

        You know GE is worried because they are advertising how good they are all the time now.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Trillions of dollars to clean up?

    • @Cisco
      May 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm
      And who would ever ever design a machine which would result in a programme of ushering in nuclear powered electricity which consumes five times the energy which it delivers during its entire life time? This is the fact of nukes everywhere and the barons have been foolish doing it-of whatever hue they are or were-commies, caps etc! This simple energy audit that the programme does not deliver any energy to society beyond what it consumes year after year should have woken up the people out of their slumber en masse. But deficits-living beyond one's means is the hall mark of modern civilization built on false extractive mining foundations. Look at the extinction, the backwards evolution and what else we have sunk into. The china syndrome is not enough for China to look beyond the dangers. And how India is misbehaving! Unreal, so unreal. With all these nobel laureates. To what end when we have such ways of making money? Money made at the cost of all that we cherish, life itself. Given enough time modern civilization will destroy itself! How it has deadened the spirit of man!The picture is of life slumping into a barren nothingness for the next 4 to 5 billion years, before perhaps it commences again. Look at the fight at Kudankulam in Tamilnadu, they have arrested people so peacefully protesting against this deficit financing and charged them with sedition . How can they be so far removed from the truth? Corruption everywhere….

  • CaptD CaptD

    This should be N☢ surprise to anyone here…

    The Corium's are acting under gravity and enabled by EQ's burrowing their way ever closer to the groundwater which if they contact will initiate a Hydro-Corium Steam event that will make the entire Complex of what is left of all the 6 Reactors and their SFP's a N☢ GO ZONE, because of the massive radiation!

    Remember the quote from Alien, "Game Over Man, Game Over…"?

    • Jebus Jebus

      If any of those coriums had enough energy to burn thru all "containment",
      then they are past ground water now…

      • The ground is badly fissured. There has been groundwater-corium interaction going on since last June. That's why they laid the 2" thick steel plates on the ground around units 1 and 2 – to protect workers from erupting steam and water. So long as the ground is broken enough to release pressure, there will be no big hydro-corium 'event'.

        Until the corium, following the fissures after the water because that's easier than melting straight down (it's a liquid, will flow if it has an avenue of least resistance), reaches the cliff/sea. Think spectacular like a Kilauea tube to the sea, but the lagoon water keeps on boiling. The steam will be quite nasty.

  • Maxxforce

    I listened to his speech and was disturbed by how little he understood of the sea water decision. There were no "flood gates to allow the Pacific Ocean to flood in and cool the core." They were running out of fresh water to pump into the CONTAINMENTs with FIRE ENGINE PUMPS rated at 125psi. These pumps that could only exceed the PCV pressure by a couple of psi(which is enough to qualify as "successful water injection" by TEPCO). The semantic games with words, terms and definitions has been deliberate. It keeps people confused and disoriented. There was no chance of pumping water into the RPV, they all had pressures in excess of 1200psi. They were only able to really start pumping in seawater once everything had vented, either thru operators opening valves or containment failure. When it mattered (First 72 hours), the only pumps that could have forced water into the RPVs to prevent meltdowns were part of the facility. There was and is no stopping the melts.

  • Jebus Jebus

    To put it into context of what MK was trying to explain, the fuel, to be "liquid", would be right around 3000 degrees.
    I think JoyB said it correctly, it's gonna go where it goes, until it becomes diluted with non fissionables, probably already has, then it will stop, probably already has, solidify eventually, probably already has, and pollute the environment for thousands or millions of years, in ways humans do not understand yet.
    We, as humans, had better be learning about how to mitigate this problem fast, because Japan is a fractured volcanic chunk of rock, and building a dome over this is not going to work if the bottom leaks like a sieve. If we can't figure out how to seal off the CoriumS! from leeching out forever, then the radiation from Fukushima, will be leaking into the Pacific Ocean forever…

    • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

      Pound two steel cofferdams 100' down into bedrock 30' apart around Fuku Buildings 1-4. Excavate between cofferdams. Fill with reinforced concrete, with boron, lead, and anything else we can think of to keep coriums from melting through. Extend foundation 200' high. Fill Buildings 1-4 with concrete. Fill area inside casket walls with reinforced concrete. Do this in one year. Invite in the Russian Army.

      • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

        I mentioned something close to this last week, They need to be very cautious around four so that it does not cause it to lean more. Build it up on the leanward side first to support it.

    • snowwy snowwy

      no, around half that… it evaporates at around 3000 C

      still a few 1000 degrees here or there are not the issue really, are they? matter of fact is that in all this the Japanese government sends its own people to their deaths by pretending that it is all good and not half as bad as the "alarmist" informers say who are also known as "independent scientists"

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is all just so surreal. Lookin over at MSM and just a little noise now. Almost all the MSM science talking heads are now sending out sound bytes. All the, was old news, sound bytes.
    Then I thought who's missing? Ah! Bill Nye!

    Here is his take on March 25, 2011
    Bill Nye explains possible breached core at Fukushima Reactor #3

    Here he is on March 28, 2011
    Bill Nye and nuclear reactors 101

    So I looked for something from Bill Nye on what these other experts are saying and all I could find was this…..
    Bill Nye LIVE dancing to his theme, + performing She Blinded Me With Science

    This week, we are (are we) hearing back from all of the professionals?, experts?, people in the know, who speak, and they say, "WE ARE IN A WORLD OF NUCLEAR MADNESS, YESTERDAY AND TODAY! PROBABLY TOMORROW TOO!"


    My own gut feeling says, we, as humans, have finally figured out how to fuck up the future…

  • petemathias

    My kids will never know the joy of going to their high school prom. They will never be able to work and save up for their first car, go on road trips and find new places to surf. Camp on the beach, walk in the rain and teach their own children the simple joys in life. What a complete and total fuck up. ALL THIS CHIT CHAT MEANS NOTHING. WE ARE ALL SITTING ON THE DECKS OF THE TITANIC CHATTING AWAY…I am so heart broken, this is not survivable people…end of story!
    (Please read the article below to see the history on the fuck witts that developed nuclear power. fuck the rothchilds!!!! )

    • richard richard

      @petemathias – i'm really holding it out that it hasn't become this extreme.

      if it is this bad (or even before it gets this bad), we need to find a way to move people into action. you're right, it's all chatting on the titanic right now.

      I know I've been told that violence is not the answer and that may be so, but trully, isn't it time to be marching down highways to get some real action ?

      We need to be physically getting into peoples faces. I've said it before, similar to you, this is all just pussying around. Passive inaction is all this mostly is.

      I don't have an answer, at least from the southern hemisphere… I'm open to ideas.

      • realself

        Richard, action is right. A march, yes, big signs, myself I started a petition at, and signed others, been writing to gov't. figures and celebs, I keep trying 'cause someone has to listen somewhere. Get the word out to anyone anywhere anyway you can.
        Time is limited.

        • richard richard

          @realself. yep, action. in a few hours i'm going over to a meeting of a long term established environmental group in Sydney.

          i intend to write more about that after the event. i want to see their take on nuclear (which i know is anti) and more so their awareness and action plans (if any) for fuku.

          one angle for me here in australia is the exporting of uranium. the other is the returned waste and it's disposal.

          starting out, looking for what can be done.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      They'll never be able to enjoy a walk in the rain.

  • CaptD CaptD

    Hey every day is a great day to be able to comment from a great distance!

    For the Japanese, their Gov't. is so Controlled by the Utility Gangs that they will sadly accept what happens until folks start dropping in the streets of Tokyo!

    For many of the, they have no other choice, since they cannot fight City Hall…

    Remember that the Mayor of Tokyo wants to build a new nuclear reactor on Tokyo Bay and they have been dumping radioactive sludge into it while now…

    Many Japanese will reap great profits and them relocate to South America…

  • jec jec

    Psss…just a comment. IF the melted core is 1/2 mile down per one report…just HOW does a 100 ft cofferdam (or concrete dam) keep the melted corium INSIDE if its already OUTSIDE the containment area? Just saying..

    • snowwy snowwy

      the same way as the exclusion zone is safe now and ready to be repopulated again…. we are in Tepco land and the tickets are half price

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    I'm so sorry I missed Dr. Kaku's presentation. So close to where I live, and I didn't hear about it.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi HoTaters

      Sorry you missed him. I would imagine his presentation would have been interesting.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Thank you Michio Kaku. I always like to hear from him.

    It's nice to have the professionals speak up, confirming things.

    How many lies have we heard?

    Is it dangerous for intelligent people in this area to speak up?

    People are still in the dark, because Corporations own the media and Corporations stick together.
    They have cemented the Governments to their side.

    From what I got from this is, that the people saying that it has left the building is correct. Does not sound like we can grab it out of there.

    This should be all over the news. Even though more people know now, there is still a lot of people who don't.

    People trust that something this important would be in the media continually. That our government officials would be talking to the public about it, if this was true.

    What has happened is extremely important and dangerous to everyone. This disaster deserves to be addressed honestly, completely, and with continual updates.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      WSP, it's equally concerning it hasn't been in the MSM. Kind of a turning point, non? There has never been anything this catastrophic that was so downplayed.

      Well, on the other hand, they kept the news of the existence of the death camps secret during WWII for a very long time ….

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Ugh, getting my verb tenses mixed up. There was never anything this catastrophic that was so downplayed ….

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          'n this 'n that ….

        • WindorSolarPlease

          Don't sweat it HoTaters, I knew what you meant. This is not an English Course..Thank Goodness..I would be in trouble.

          Yes, this have been downplayed. All is NOT ok and it's NOT over.

          This is a Continual Disaster, the monster is on the move without a hook to grab it, and no one knows how to control it. I doubt they want to report on this.

  • pepperland pepperland

    sigh!….. i guess we will have all the answers to our questions when the movie comes out this summer………its starring both MacGyvers with back-up support from Nick Cage, if they can't figure this out we are fuuked……..can't wait.

    seriously though this calamity will hopefully end nuclear power on our planet. what upsets me most is the near complete silence from (world) governments this past year.
    (are they being throttled or strangled)

    remember the media saturation of (possible) Mushroom Clouds leading to the Irag War…now were living with real radiation clouds this past year and not a Fu*king peep out these talking heads.

    I want to thank you Enenews and all of you that post here….much appreciate your insights/links

  • Don't let your own core liquify! See (new and improved) for info on radiation protection with organic super nutriceuticals in capsule form that really worked for people at Chernobyl.

  • Did anyone get a visual on Unit 4 SFP? (I.e. does it still exist?).

  • Fury Fury

    How does Mr Kaku and "We" now KNOW that the cores were completely liquefied by melting?he acts like an actor putting on a show just to get exposure. But he repeats what her heard or read, his own words – It's in all the papers – , which were reported second hand themselves. i don't trust third hand news speculation any more than i do second hand or fourth hand. At least Arnie Gunderson is trying to figure out Based on Known science what might be actually happening and what could not happen. Just look at what did and did NOT happen at Three Mile Island. What I think has most likely happened is something similar, which a portion of the core melted and then solidified near the bottom of the Reactor vessel. Then the biggest mistake occured, apparently with no choice, they pumped SEA water in on the exposed radioactive material, many of the isotopes of which would have been highly soluble in such a corrosive solution. Under the high heat much of this would have gone into solution and left the reactor through cracked pipes and into the containment vessel. NOT out of the bottom holes for the control rods as the video shows them to still be intact and in place with no leakage around them. Then in the containment the hot solution would have cooled some and part of the radioactive material would have settled out, causing the extremely high readings there. Farther out coating floors, walls ,whatever it contacted and cooled it.

    • chrisk9

      Just what I was thinking, how does he know how much is liquidfied? There is no access to the bottom of the drywell, no cameras that can show anything. Isotope or temperature reports are all that is available and that would only confirm there was some fuel melting. There are some "experts" that seem to have an agenda.

      Thanks for the analysis Fury, you obviously have some background and knowledge. The seals under the pressure vessel in the drywell basement for the control rod drives and instrumentation are often a source of leakage in a normal plant and would have had massive failure at Fukushima.

  • Urban27

    I have been thinking a lot about what happen'd to the uranium cores. First they got so hot that they melted – and this is high temperature.
    Melted uranium is in a liquid state. This happen'd the first days.
    These melted cores are so hot that it is impossible for water to come close without vaporize. But by letting water come close and vaporize – the temperature can be kept down. Otherwise very nasty things will vaporize and come out in the air.
    It seems they have been using seawater, and this is really not good as it contains 4 percent salt. This salt will not vaporize like the water, and it will be left and probably mix with the melted fuel. They have also been using boron mixed water to cool with. At first they have thought that only water would make the cores recritical. I.e. they would start up chain reactions that creates hundred times more energy. So they have mixed with boron also, and that is also a salt. And it also stays when water vaporize. So probably this liquid is a mix of salt and corroded uranium and other metals that have corroded together in that highly corrosive atmosphere.
    This mix is also a liquid.
    The uranium has once been taken out of rocks, and been refined and concentrated. Now it is on its way to be solved back into other minerals again. Only it is so much of it and it is so enormous radiant – it is not possible to come near for next thousands of years. This shows that there are things that humanity should not do.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    The worst part of this is that as people start to die, the folks that run the reactors, hot or cold, will also die and eventualy them bitches will overheat and melt-out or explode, the people that make the electricity to power the cooling systems will fade away, the people that deliver the fuel to the power plants will cease to exist. If a major panic sets in, we may see huge numbers of people 'abandoning ship' as it were and the collapse then speeds way, way up. A very nasty unwinding takes place, society disintegrates before our very eyes, as the masses figure things out and try to escape…….